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The University Opens, At Last
UBC commenced operations in the midst of an economic slump and the First World War.
The Great Trek
Fed up with crowded and inadequate facilities on UBC’s first campus, the students decided to take action.
The Librarian’s Late Return
James Thayer Gerould was hired for a book-purchasing mission on behalf of UBC’s Library. The trip would not go according to plan.
Saving the Farm (Round 1): John Young’s dairy
A teaching and research farm was one of UBC’s early priorities. John Young was hired to help build one from scratch.
How the Thunderbird Came to UBC
The Thunderbird is a supernatural creature from Aboriginal mythology that beats enemies with its wings and rends them with its talons. It’s also a potent symbol for UBC’s sports teams.
Uncovering UBC’s Hidden History
UBC’s Point Grey and Okanagan campuses are located, respectively, on the unceded territories of the Musqueam and Okanagan peoples.
Ten Years in the Okanagan
UBC’s Okanagan campus has grown dramatically since it opened a decade ago – but is only just getting started.
Great Trekking: A Hundred Years of Students at UBC
UBC’s students have contributed an astonishing amount to the physical fabric of campus as well as to UBC’s cultural history. A new book examines student life and politics over the past century.
I prank, therefore I am
A tenacious writer manages to get the inside scoop on one of the most ambitious student pranks ever attempted.
UBC is regarded as one of the top research institutions in the world. Here are some of the reasons.
Famous UBC Visitors
From royalty and rock stars to playwrights and politicians, UBC has welcomed an eclectic mix of visitors over the years.
Everyone has a story to tell from their student years – what’s yours?
The spring 2016 issue of Trek magazine coincides with the Centennial of UBC’s first graduating class, and we’d love to include some anecdotes of student life from alumni. Whether you […]
From Sage to Guide
A teaching revolution is transforming student learning at UBC.
A New Home on Campus for UBC Alumni
The official opening of the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre on September 3o kicks off UBC’s Centennial celebrations.